Let’s Stop Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse!. Elder Abuse awareness training workshop conducted by Wake County Elder Abuse Task Force. Goals of Presentation. How to stop Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Realize Recognize Report. REALIZE!. The Ugly Truth: Elder Abuse Happens.
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Elder Abuse awareness training workshop conducted by Wake County Elder Abuse Task Force
How to stop Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse
The Ugly Truth: Elder Abuse Happens
Anyone can be a victim.
Anyone can be a perpetrator.
“All I want to do is live a peaceful life, to regain my life and be happy. I pray to God each day to protect us, help us endure and guide those other senior citizens who are also suffering”
Pictured: Mickey Rooney
Everyone can learn to recognize Elder Abuse.
Let’s learn more about these types of abuse….
Let’s talk about physical abuse
What do you think may have happened to this person?
Why are Seniors targeted?
* Nationally, elder lose about $2.6 billion per year.
The infliction of anguish, pain or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts.
Acts such as: verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, harassment or isolating a person from their family or friends.
What do you think some of the effects of elder emotional abuse could be?
tr.v. ne·glect·ed, ne·glect·ing, ne·glects
Not providing for life
necessities such as:
Food & Water
Signs of possible neglect in the home:
(what do your senses tell you?)
Have you ever seen a
situation that you now
think may have been
You can make a difference:
Reporting & Resources
Responsible for taking reports of abuse for persons 65+ yrs old and younger adults with disabilities living in the community.
After hours, weekends or holidays
If I think someone is being abused, what do I do?
919 855-4500 or call toll free 1-800-624-3004
P.O. Box 12276
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Main Telephone: (919) 549-0551
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